Meghan Markle's lawyer denies the Duchess bullied royal staff in a bombshell BBC documentary.

Schillings' Jenny Afia, speaking on BBC2's The Princes and Press, responded to the allegations Meghan inflicted "emotional cruelty" on aides during her time in The Firm.

The documentary, which is said to have caused a royal row between the broadcaster and Buckingham Palace, also claimed people connected to both the Cambridges – Prince William and Kate Middleton – and Sussexes briefed about the other.

Ms Afia told host Amol Rajan there were "massive inaccuracies" in the story of the bullying allegations but did not go into detail about them.

She said: "Massive, massive inaccuracies in that story

"The overall allegation was that the Duchess of Sussex was guilty of bullying. Absolutely not.

"I think the first thing is, is to be really clear about what bullying is.

"What bullying actually means is improperly using power, repeatedly and deliberately to hurt someone physically or emotionally

"The Duchess of Sussex has absolutely denied doing that, that said she wouldn’t want to negate anyone’s personal experiences."

During the interview, Ms Afia is asked by Amol Rajan: "Did you provide the Times with evidence refuting – which is not the same as rebutting, refuting implies you actually supplied evidence showing it wasn't the case – these bullying allegations?"

The lawyer responded that it's hard to "prove a negative" or that someone didn't do anything.

The claims were first made public earlier this year and are now subject to an internal palace inquiry.

Valentine Low, Times reporter who wrote of the details of the allegations at the time, denied the Duke of Cambridge had any knowledge of or colluded with the accusations being brought into the public's eye.

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MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton also claimed sources close to both Harry and William were telling stories about the other.

He said: "Well obviously it was uncomfortable, because there was a lot of briefing about the private lives about both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Very often by people connected to the other couple."

The second installment to the documentary comes a week after the first episode when the BBC was accused of giving credibility to "overblown and unfounded claims" over the royals.

It came after the broadcaster aired allegations around Harry and Meghan's departure from Britain.

It was also criticised for being "very biased" against Prince William and Prince Charles, and accused of painting a favourable picture to Harry and Meghan.

Buckingham Palace, in a joint statement with Kensington Palance and Clarence House, said: "A free, responsible and open Press is of vital importance to a healthy democracy.

"However, too often overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility."

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